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Ben’s Top Trades – Round 13

Ben looks at the most popular trades from last round.

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Ben of the @BeaufortBeaus looks back at the most popular trades of Round 13.

Most Traded In

Angus Brayshaw still has the potential to pump out a 30 and ruin our seasons, but his run of good form continued with a solid 79. He’s averaged 94 from his last three and it’s not too late to jump on with a breakeven of just 28.

Meanwhile Jackson Thurlow produced a 55, his lowest score of the season. He’s been a blessing for everyone who traded him in before his bye in Round 11, but there’s no guarantee he’ll hit his 51 breakeven against Port Adelaide.

  1. Zac Foot (MID/FWD, $203,000)
  2. Matthew Cottrell (DEF, $243,000)
  3. Angus Brayshaw (MID, $600,000) 👍
  4. Jackson Thurlow (DEF, $565,000) 🚩
  5. Irving Mosquito (FWD, $190,000)

Most Traded Out

Pretty straightforward list of outs here, but the only name you might want to reconsider is Andrew McPherson. He won’t get his average for the bye this round because he didn’t play last week, but he should be fit for Round 15 against Hawthorn.

  1. Dan Houston (DEF/MID, $579,000) 👨‍⚖️
  2. Sam Simpson (MID, $412,000) 🚑
  3. Andrew McPherson (DEF, $360,000) 🚑
  4. James Sicily (DEF, $628,000) 🚑
  5. Izak Rankine (FWD, $398,000)

Early Movers

Angus Brayshaw is the most popular premium target for Round 14 so far, despite his $44,000 price rise.

Meanwhile Luke McDonald (DEF, $744,000) is on fire after scoring 121 last round and averaging 111 from his last three. Keep in mind that he’ll only be given his season average for North Melbourne’s bye in Round 15, which is 72 at the moment.


Ben's a Swannies supporter whose love of fantasy footy far exceeds his skill. He coaches the Beaufort Beaus and is on the hunt for a hat. Is a fifth year breakout on the cards? Follow on Twitter: @BeaufortBeaus.



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    August 25, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    Good points I want McDonald and looking at averages my backline has crisp avg 67 and doc avg 76 so a 72 don’t sound so bad and if goes well next week it goes up

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      August 25, 2020 at 6:45 pm

      Obvious role change

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        August 26, 2020 at 10:04 am

        Similar to Laird, I think both are good for 90+ for the last 5..
        Laird tackles more and has history on his side (on track for 5th straight year going over 96.5), but Macca marks (and kicks) more..

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    August 25, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    hey guys if I keep Houston this week will I get a score of him for the buys next week or I get 0 because he will not play this week ? any help would be helpful thanks . trying to make my mind up what to do with the guy

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      August 25, 2020 at 8:22 pm

      My understanding and happy to be corrected is if he don’t play week before regardless of why you get zero

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      August 25, 2020 at 8:23 pm

      If you play him for the bye you will get a big ‘0’.

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    August 25, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    Thougts on Steven? Has bye next week and easyish draw seems value at 640k

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      August 25, 2020 at 8:23 pm

      Average? As that’s what you get next week

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        August 26, 2020 at 9:53 am

        Tricky situation with Jack.. His price will keep going up as his BE is so low, to 2 weeks of price hike could put him near 700k, but if he pumps out another 90-100 his average should jump to 74ish, then he has a good run as Nateo says, plus he’s been well rested already this year, so probably won’t need any more games off before finals…

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          August 26, 2020 at 10:39 am

          Jack Steven is a player I’ve been thinking of and after last weekends score I would love to add him. BUT I was listening to the Cats game on the Radio on Internet and Terry Wallace reckons he is not in the Geelong best 22 so will he play for the season out. I’m torn in between bringing in J Steven or Angus Brayshaw

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            Beady Eye

            August 26, 2020 at 12:11 pm

            There’s your mistake, you listened to something Terry Wallace said.

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    Lucas Bogensperger

    August 25, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    Which trades should I do:

    Trade 1:
    – Bell to Riccardi
    – Ladhams to Nic Nat
    – Houston to a cheaper premo like boak or cripps.

    Trade 2:
    – Bell to Riccardi
    – Ladhams to ROB
    – Houston to a more expensive premo like adams or duncan

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      August 25, 2020 at 8:40 pm

      Trade 2. You want points on the ground and I reckon Nic Nat gets a rest at some point

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      August 26, 2020 at 12:38 am

      Riccardi for sure.
      Try O’Brien for ruck. On a bye this week and his average is higher than his BE so will make a little $$, then Gawn in a couple of weeks coz he’s got a massive BE

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        August 26, 2020 at 8:12 am

        With all teams only having 3 or 4 games to go
        BE’s aint a big consideration.

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          August 26, 2020 at 8:33 am

          5 RDs to go / 5 games max.

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    August 25, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    Which trade?
    1. Wicks -> Riccardi
    Woodcock -> Cavarra
    Rankine -> Greenwood (leaving Day as final rookie and cash to do him to Haynes next week)


    2. English -> De Koning (Play Draper as last rookie on field)
    Day -> Haynes
    Rankine -> Zorko

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      Daniel Seaton

      August 25, 2020 at 9:16 pm

      2 easily

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    August 26, 2020 at 9:44 am

    Which tier should I target with an eye to saving $$ to upgrade Draper next week (have 890k atm)

    1. 90-110k – Jelly (no bye), Zerrett (no bye), Steele (90 for bye), Hunter (94 for bye)
    2. 170-190k – Pendles (85 for bye), Boak (83 for bye), Danger (81 for bye), Worpel (no bye)

    Also, if I go with Haynes over Laird in DEF, it gives me an extra 100k…

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    August 26, 2020 at 10:07 am

    Which trade?

    1. English > Draper
    Wicks > Brayshaw

    2. English > ROB
    Watson > Riccardi (or another rookie)

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    August 26, 2020 at 10:52 am

    please help

    1. Zac bailey (avg 65) to Maynard or
    2. McGrath to boak

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      August 26, 2020 at 11:20 am

      I had to make a similar call this week. I went Bailey out because I thought McGrath could score more than 65 this week. And Bailey’s break even is higher than his average which means he’ll definitely go down in price.

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    August 26, 2020 at 11:28 am

    Best trade.

    1. McGrath, Short and Wicks to Boak, Zac Williams and riccardi

    2. Zac bailey, Short and Wicks to Maynard, Zac Williams and Riccardi

    3. Zac bailey, Short and McGrath to Maynard, Zac Williams and Dusty?

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    August 26, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    My Trades

    Witts, King (St), McHanry

    B Williams, Riccardi, Duncan

    Brought B Williams in as he will get his chance soon, if not this week. Leaves me with 2 Rookies on Ground (Bytel and Draper). Plus it gives me the money to spend next week to be able to bring Gawn in
    103K left over
    Play Draper on Ground this week

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    August 26, 2020 at 3:27 pm

    Cogs to Worpel or Boak this week.

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